IQ Glass are the leading architectural glass technology and minimal framed glazing company in the UK. Utilising years of experience with glass, IQ Glass are able to mix minimal aesthetics with innovative glass technology for a beautiful yet function glass structure. We strive to understand and fulfill the highest customer's quality expectations, of performance, durability and design.

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Carminati Skyline Lift and Slide Doors

Carminati Skyline range offers an elegant, minimal timber framed solution to high specification architectural projects where a slim timber framed door is desired.

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Slim Timber Frames

The Carminati Skyline range offers architects, specifiers and designers the chance to incorporate elegant timber framing into their architectural design.

The Skyline Lift and Slide door has a unique 37mm vertical frame and a flush base detail with patented cover over the sliding track. Available in Fir or Oak timber profiles the timber structure is laminated for unbridled strength, beautify and performance.

These timber patio doors are available in huge sizes of up to 12m2 per sliding pane and can be specified as a double glazed (78 series) or deeper triple glazed version (the 92 series).

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Patented Base Track

The base track of these timber sliding doors can be designed to be flush inside to outside, as with most of our sliding door systems. The Carminati Lift and Slide door, however, has a unique sliding track cover, that covers each sliding track within the floor when the doors are open. This patented detail creates a truly flush internal to external base detail with no track indents

Timber, as a naturally insulating material, creates extremely high levels of thermal insulation from both the double and triple glazed systems with Uf values as little as 1.2 W/m2K.

Available configurations are broad and are able to create large elevations of sliding glass with minimal timber framing.

Wood Finishes

The beautiful timber profiles of the Carminati system are available in either Oak or Pine. The wood framing is then able to be finished in a wide range of stains to create the design and appearance required from the timber framing.


All timber frame finishes are available to view at the IQ Glass showroom in Amersham so contact us to make you appointment.


These thin timber frames elegantly dissect the large glass elevation, merging the modern architecture desire for minimal sightlines with our craving for warm natural framing. Thanks to the natural insulation of timber the system has a naturally high level of thermal insulation with triple glazing available to improve that further.


This timber framed sliding door is truly unique, offering a new dimension to our minimal framing product selection.

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